Syria: US-backed forces calls on regime to use air defences against Turkish invasion

Source: Reuters

“The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces would coordinate with Syrian government troops to fend off any Turkish invasion of the north, the SDF commander told Reuters on Sunday, saying Damascus should use its air defence systems against Turkish planes. Ankara has vowed a new offensive on swathes of northern Syria controlled by the SDF, a Kurdish-led alliance that is spearheaded by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). … Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to capture the SDF-held towns of Tal Rifaat and Manbij in Syria’s northern Aleppo province, most of which is otherwise held by Syrian government troops.” (06/05/22)

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/syria-army-should-use-air-defences-against-turkish-invasion-us-backed-sdf-says-2022-06-05/